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Deutscher Rundfunk interview with Jesse Owens during Olympic Games 1936

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Deutscher Rundfunk interview with Jesse Owens during Olympic Games 1936


Published July 28, 1936


Deutscher Rundfunk Interview with Olympic winner Jesse Owens (2m 48s)

Deutscher Rundfunk Interview mit dem Olympiasieger Jesse Owens (2m 48s)

Interview mit Jesse Owens im Olympischen Dorf am 28.7.1936


Incomplete transcription:

Mr. Owens, how do you like the Olympic Village? Does it suit you well? Wie gefällt's Ihnen im Olympischen Dorf?

I think, the Olympic Village is one of the 7 wonders of the world.

Es ist eines der 7 Weltwunder sagt er. Nun, das ist ja ein Lob, das wir uns gern anhören, wir Deutschen.

Do you get American food?
Bekommen Sie auch amerikanische Verpflegung?

Yes, we do - we have American cooks and the food is very fine, cooked in American style.

Es ist ein amerikanische Küche und das ganze Essen ist im amerikanischer Stile.

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Run time 2m 48s

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Reviewer: KevinCole17 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 29, 2013
Subject: Reply to Conejito
Hello:) The word used by the interviewer, "wegschleppen" translates as "carry off," so, what he asked was, "How many gold medals do you plan to carry off?"

It'd be similar to saying, "How many medals do you plan on taking home today?" Nothing derogatory about it:)

Other than that, this interview is a fantastic piece of history. This is true history; an actual recording of this time should be played on the History Channel, although I'm not surprised it isn't;) Turns out the so-called-bad-guys treated some people better than the so-called-good-guys.
Reviewer: conejito - - July 10, 2008
Subject: wegschleppen
The interviewer asks Owens how many medals he hopes to win, then translates it to german, using the word 'wegschleppen'. I'm not german (but dutch), but it sounded a bit derogatory, but I'm not sure. It sounded like 'How many medals do you hope to steal?'. Can anyone german shed light on what that term means?
Reviewer: krispycreme - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 18, 2008
Subject: Owens
Dear archives,
Thankyou for finding this interview.
I need it as a reliable primary source for my history day project on Jesse Owens and the 1936 olympics.
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